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It's not even advisable to be set to low unless in ingress and egress.

I noticed when driving with low, I can hear an ugly thud underneath even with minor unevenness or crack on the road.
Not to change the subject, but what do you mean it’s not even advisable to be set to low? That’s the aerodynamic setup for “sport” (can’t remember offhand what it’s called, “focused” maybe?).
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When showing off the ability for my CT to raise and lower in my garage (tight fit where I back in to a few inches of the wall) a piece of scrap wood behind the truck at just the right height tipped under the back bumper. While the suspension was lowering to entry height we heard a loud pop and the truck dropped as did my stomach. Apparently it was held up by the piece of wood bearing the weight of the truck until the piece of wood released.

To my heartbreaking dismay, my 3 week old truck suffered the damage shown in the picture below.

PLEASE note when stopped or parking that make sure to have plenty of clearance under the truck and bumpers to allow for the truck possibly lowering automatically. I can envision it getting hung on many curbs, etc.

I've put in a ticket for service and will update when I know more. The initial estimated repair is around $650 which is less than I feared but also fear that when they replace the plastic parts more may be found underneath.

(Please don't trash me too much for my stupidity. My wife and I have already given me all of the punishment I can bear)

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Hey I backed into my own car one time, after I had just parked it behind my other car. In front of my girlfriend (now my wife, crazy enough lol). Sorry for your CT damage, that sucks. But we all make mistakes.
 

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Not to change the subject, but what do you mean it’s not even advisable to be set to low? That’s the aerodynamic setup for “sport” (can’t remember offhand what it’s called, “focused” maybe?).
That's my experence and mine is now it's set medium.

You can do what you want on yours.
 


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I noticed this when demoing the air suspension in the garage as well. There are no sensors. I didn’t notice my opened door was over an empty Amazon box (luckily) and it just smushed the box. My heart dropped for a second 😂.

Air Suspension and the Tailgate needs sensors. I’m really disappointed this was not implemented. Major oversight or omission due to cost from Tesla. It’s really a shame.
I don't think this is an example of an oversight on Tesla's part, it was an active decision, based on the cost to do it, vs. the cost to not do it, taking all damages into account by modelling the likely frequency of damage and weighing that cost with all the sensors required, the cost to keep those sensors functional and the damage that might happen anyway, even if it had sensors (ultrasonic sensors are particularly bad at detecting small, thin items).

In my opinion, the number of sensors needed to prevent accidents like the one described by the OP, would be excessive and just make the truck cost more to purchase and maintain (without preventing all scenarios that could cause damage).

I think the decision to rely upon the owner to not lower or raise the truck when the immediate vicinity is not free of obstructions was the correct decision. Sometimes less is more.
 
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When showing off the ability for my CT to raise and lower in my garage (tight fit where I back in to a few inches of the wall) a piece of scrap wood behind the truck at just the right height tipped under the back bumper. While the suspension was lowering to entry height we heard a loud pop and the truck dropped as did my stomach. Apparently it was held up by the piece of wood bearing the weight of the truck until the piece of wood released.

To my heartbreaking dismay, my 3 week old truck suffered the damage shown in the picture below.

PLEASE note when stopped or parking that make sure to have plenty of clearance under the truck and bumpers to allow for the truck possibly lowering automatically. I can envision it getting hung on many curbs, etc.

I've put in a ticket for service and will update when I know more. The initial estimated repair is around $650 which is less than I feared but also fear that when they replace the plastic parts more may be found underneath.

(Please don't trash me too much for my stupidity. My wife and I have already given me all of the punishment I can bear)

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We've all been there! No shame. Actually you're awesome for sharing it and helping otheres!

I'm with you though, if all my mistakes were just $650, I'd be a rich man lol!
 

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Tesla: If the cameras could see obstacles on approach and remember that they are there when the truck goes to lower as a way to protect this from happening without adding any sensors....

Perhaps when HW4 FSD gets enabled on the Cybertruck it would learn to do this by itself?
 


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When showing off the ability for my CT to raise and lower in my garage (tight fit where I back in to a few inches of the wall) a piece of scrap wood behind the truck at just the right height tipped under the back bumper. While the suspension was lowering to entry height we heard a loud pop and the truck dropped as did my stomach. Apparently it was held up by the piece of wood bearing the weight of the truck until the piece of wood released.

To my heartbreaking dismay, my 3 week old truck suffered the damage shown in the picture below.

PLEASE note when stopped or parking that make sure to have plenty of clearance under the truck and bumpers to allow for the truck possibly lowering automatically. I can envision it getting hung on many curbs, etc.

I've put in a ticket for service and will update when I know more. The initial estimated repair is around $650 which is less than I feared but also fear that when they replace the plastic parts more may be found underneath.

(Please don't trash me too much for my stupidity. My wife and I have already given me all of the punishment I can bear)

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What size garage do you have?
 

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When showing off the ability for my CT to raise and lower in my garage (tight fit where I back in to a few inches of the wall) a piece of scrap wood behind the truck at just the right height tipped under the back bumper. While the suspension was lowering to entry height we heard a loud pop and the truck dropped as did my stomach. Apparently it was held up by the piece of wood bearing the weight of the truck until the piece of wood released.

To my heartbreaking dismay, my 3 week old truck suffered the damage shown in the picture below.

PLEASE note when stopped or parking that make sure to have plenty of clearance under the truck and bumpers to allow for the truck possibly lowering automatically. I can envision it getting hung on many curbs, etc.

I've put in a ticket for service and will update when I know more. The initial estimated repair is around $650 which is less than I feared but also fear that when they replace the plastic parts more may be found underneath.

(Please don't trash me too much for my stupidity. My wife and I have already given me all of the punishment I can bear)

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It is a humbling post. Covered.my insurance though, right? Thanks.
 

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When showing off the ability for my CT to raise and lower in my garage (tight fit where I back in to a few inches of the wall) a piece of scrap wood behind the truck at just the right height tipped under the back bumper. While the suspension was lowering to entry height we heard a loud pop and the truck dropped as did my stomach. Apparently it was held up by the piece of wood bearing the weight of the truck until the piece of wood released.

To my heartbreaking dismay, my 3 week old truck suffered the damage shown in the picture below.

PLEASE note when stopped or parking that make sure to have plenty of clearance under the truck and bumpers to allow for the truck possibly lowering automatically. I can envision it getting hung on many curbs, etc.

I've put in a ticket for service and will update when I know more. The initial estimated repair is around $650 which is less than I feared but also fear that when they replace the plastic parts more may be found underneath.

(Please don't trash me too much for my stupidity. My wife and I have already given me all of the punishment I can bear)

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Wow any other vehicle the repair would be in the 1000s. Good luck with the repair!
 

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Thanks for sharing! I just ordered mine. I'm glad to know if was only $650, hopefully not more.
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